health care professionals talk about aspartame

Foods and drinks sweetened with aspartame taste excellent, yet have only a fraction of the calories that they would contain if they were sweetened with sugar.  They therefore make a useful contribution to the maintenance of a healthy body weight. This site provides information and resources for dietitians, nutritionists, health care professionals and others interested in learning more about aspartame.

Evidence shows that low calorie sweeteners help reduce calorie intake and body weight

peter rogers November 10, 2015: In a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers have, for the first time, integrated all the available science into a single review to evaluate the real impact of low calorie sweeteners on calorie intake and body weight. A considerable weight of evidence confirms that choosing foods and drinks with low calorie sweeteners instead of those with sugar helps reduce energy intake and body weight. More

Beverage Choices Within a Healthy Eating Pattern for Youth

Calories from beverages are generally not considered when individuals think about the total number of calories they consume in a day. Beverage calories help to define, however, one’s eating pattern.

The ‘2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ suggest that individuals consume an eating pattern which is low in added sugars. Preferred beverages are those that are calorie-free - especially water - or those that contribute beneficial nutrients, such as fat-free and low-fat milk and 100% juice. Continue reading

Download the Aspartame Booklet

Download the Aspartame Booklet
Download the Aspartame Booklet (PDF 1.6MB) or click here to order hard copies

The Calorie Savings Counter

The Calorie Savings Counter
Replacing high-calorie foods in your diet with low-calorie alternatives is a proven method to lose extra pounds and maintain a healthy weight.

Watch the Aspartame Video

Watch the Aspartame Video
Learn how the body breaks down aspartame into the same components that are found in everyday foods and drinks.

More about aspartame

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics: Evidence Analysis on Aspartame
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